Royal Enfield, a historic brand with over a century of existence, is renowned for its motorcycles in the 350cc and 500cc categories. Recently, we had the opportunity to experience the flagship motorcycle from Royal Enfield, the Super Meteor 650. Boasting a starting price of Rs. 3,54,398 and going up to Rs. 3,84,845, with optional accessories, it can exceed Rs. 4,50,000. This cruiser motorcycle is available in 3 variants and 7 eye-catching colours, making it a head-turner on the road. Today, we’ll provide an in-depth review of our overall riding experience with the Super Meteor 650.
Looks and Design:
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 impresses with its substantial size, proportions, and powerful engine. The dual-tone paint scheme, particularly the blue-white combination, gives it a fresh and attractive appeal.
The front design features circular headlamps with a full LED setup, including LED indicators, providing good illumination. The USD forks at the front enhance the ride quality, although the suspension travel could be improved to handle rough roads better. The footpegs’ forward position and comfortable seat offer a relaxed riding stance. The 649cc liquid-cooled engine, producing 47 Ps power and 53 Nm torque, coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission, delivers a smooth and enjoyable ride.
The twin exhaust in chrome emits a sweet sound on revving, and the rear footpegs are well-placed for added comfort. The rear features LED tail lamps and indicators in a classic round setup, continuing the Royal Enfield tradition. The single dual fork suspension at the rear is adjustable, contributing to a stable ride.
Switch Panel and Instrument Cluster:
The switch panel features decent-quality controls for the headlight, pass-by light, engine kill switch, ignition switch, and hazard light. The circular design of the ORVM adds to its retro charm. The instrument cluster combines analogue and digital elements, displaying trip meter, odometer, fuel level indicator, gear position indicator, distance to empty, instant fuel efficiency, and real-world efficiency. Additionally, it is a connected bike, allowing notifications for incoming calls and messages via the Royal Enfield app.
The 649cc liquid-cooled engine offers good driveability for city commutes, with linear power delivery and a punchy mid-range. The 6-speed manual gearbox provides slick shifting and good bite in city conditions. The front USD fork suspension and rear dual unit ensure a smooth ride on various terrains.
The braking performance with the 320mm front and 300mm rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS is decent, although a traction control system could enhance stability. Despite its size, the bike handles well in city traffic, and the cruiser nature makes it an attractive choice in its category.
As a 650cc motorcycle, the Super Meteor 650 is expected to consume more fuel, offering a claimed efficiency of 20-25 km/l. In city conditions, it delivers around 15-18 km/l, providing a range of approximately 300 km with its 16-litre fuel tank.
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, a cruiser motorcycle with a fine balance of ride and handling, stands out in its category with features like connected technology. While there are some areas for improvement, our overall experience with this product has been positive. We give a thumbs up to the Super Meteor 650. For a detailed video review, check out our video below.
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